Science


Practical Science is at the heart of our approach. Pupils learn by doing and
developing practical skills and we try to include different learning styles suitable for all
pupils. Lively discussion reinforces the learning as pupils assess their own
performance and match this to their individual targets. Valuable demonstrations and
interactive presentations support lesson content.

 

Key Stage 3
Six lessons a fortnight

Year 7 Course
Cells and Reproduction; Environment and Feeding Relationships, Variation and Classification, Acids and Alkalis, Simple Chemical Reactions, Particle model of Solids/Liquids and Gases, Solutions, Energy Resources, Electrical Circuits, Forces and their Effects, The Solar System and Beyond

Year 8 Course
Food and Digestion, Respiration, Microbes and Disease, Ecological Relationships, Atoms, Elements, Compounds and Mixtures, Rocks and Weathering, The Rock Cycle, Heating and Cooling, Magnets and Electromagnets, Light and Sound, Hearing

Year 9 Course
Inheritance and Selection, Fit and Healthy, Plants and Photosynthesis, Plants for Food, Reactions of Metals and Metal Compounds, Patterns of Reactivity, Environmental Chemistry, Using Chemistry, Energy and Electricity, Gravity and space, Speeding up, Pressure and Momentum, Investigating Scientific Questions

Key Stage 4

Standard Science - 9 lessons a fortnight
Separate Sciences - 15 lessons a fortnight

Most pupils follow 2 GCSE'S; Science and Additional Science; some may follow 1 GCSE: Science. Able pupils have the opportunity to take separate GCSE examinations in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We also offer GCSE Child Care and Health and Social Care

Facilities
Suite of 8 Science Laboratories, all with interactive whiteboards, 3 preparation rooms, and 2 Technicians

Extra Curricular Activities
Homework clubs, revision clinics, trips, science fair.

 
 


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